Letters, Jan. 29, 1979

The Social Art

To the Editors:

I was delighted to find so many pages devoted to the "new wave" architecture [Jan. 81. Imaginative, intelligent, graceful, it is an architecture with the courage to break from recent tradition while rediscovering lessons from the past.

Jeffrey Horowitz Cambridge, Mass.

U.S. architects have not by a long shot said "Goodbye to glass boxes and all that," nor have their European colleagues. The clumsy-concrete school of architecture has simply expanded to include other materials. Any attempt to decorate it with art nouveau or similar elements, no matter how...

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